I travelled to Riga with my Husband to celebrate an anniversary, we stayed for 4 days at the Avalon and were very impressed.The place is spotless! We spent many a time languishing in the Lobby Bar being attended to by Janis the fantastic barman, and observing the very diligent cleaning staff beaver away at every nook and cranny at what seemed any time of the day! We were upgraded to a Junior Suite on the 7th Floor, which had a view over the rooftops to Old Riga, very quiet and lovely facilities in the room ie slick bathroom, nice decor, flat screen tv and iron & board which was very useful, our only small gripe was no tea and coffee making facilities in the room for that early morning cuppa before going down to breakfast, which was very good, even fussy eaters should find something on the cold or hot buffet! All in all this modern hotel was an excellent base for our trip, being a very short walk into the Old town and its bars restaurants and lovely old buildings. Look out for the Dancing Old Lady in one of the Town Squares she is a hoot and is there every day dancing away to her beatbox! We found Riga to be a little bit on the expensive side if you wanted to shop for anything other than the stalls set out with knitted hats, scarves and socks which seemed to be a staple item and Amber jewellery is everywhere! There are 3 main shopping centres - one in the Old town and one in the financial area 10 minutes walk from the hotel..very swish, new, 6 floors high, full of DESIGNER shops, no Primark item types here!
We enjoyed the trip, Riga is lovely, weather not too bad 3 degrees whilst we were there so it wasnt too Baltic on the edge of The Baltic!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the historical part of the Riga – Old Town – the Avalon hotel offers the unique opportunity to enjoy the Middle Ages charm and elegance of the city combined with modernism and comfort. The new four-star Avalon represents the combination of modernity and antiqueness with the full reflect of the New life in the Old Town. The panorama elevator will let you feel this special atmosphere in the Atrium of the hotel. With a view of commercial and shopping center, Daugava River, the old town churches and towers the Avalon hotel is ideal place for tourists and business persons. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avalon Hotel Riga